CICG, Geneva, July 13 and 14, 2009
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is organizing a Conference on Intellectual Property and Public Policy Issues to be held on July 13 and 14, 2009, at the International Conference Center Geneva (CICG), following a proposal by the Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP) at its 12th session held in Geneva from June 23 to 27, 2008 in the context of discussing a work program for the SCP. The Conference will address issues relating to the interface of intellectual property with other areas of public policy, notably health, the environment, climate change and food security and serve as a global forum to discuss issues and solutions to some of the major challenges in relation to intellectual property the world faces today.
The event is open to the general public.
The Conference will be held at Room I, International Conference Center Geneva (CICG), 17, rue de Varembé, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland. Further information about the Conference Center.
The program, including the speakers and their presentations, is available.
Registration [on-line registration] - closed
Registration fee: Swiss francs 200 per participant
- representatives of the Member States of WIPO, Paris Union and/or Berne Union, as well as Member States of the United Nations and its specialized agencies;
- up to two (2) representatives of intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations with observer status in WIPO;
- full-time students, and
- Accredited journalists.
Deadline for registration: June 30, 2009